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Making Food Challenges Less Challenging: One Allergy Mom’s Experience

2019-05-23T20:30:51+00:002019|

May is Food Allergy Awareness Month. According to FARE, the Food Allergy Research & Education organization, food allergy is a severe medical condition affecting up to 15 million Americans, including 1 in 13 children. My son is one of them. Two years ago, he was diagnosed with severe allergies to milk, eggs and peanuts – [...]

Teal is the New Orange: How to Make Halloween Less Scary (and More Fun) for Kids with Food Allergies

2019-05-16T21:20:26+00:002019|

Trick or Treat? For one in 13 children in the U.S. who have a food allergy, this can quite literally be a trick question. Potentially life-threatening food allergies challenge millions of families like mine, and Halloween presents additional obstacles for us with festivities centered around candy, food and crafts. This fun holiday can be scary [...]

Buffalo Wild Wings

2019-07-09T13:39:26+00:002019|Tags: , , |

Our family recently had lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings in Avon Lake. Before arriving we checked out the online allergen information which was very detailed. At the restaurant the our waitress made sure to note on our order that we had a member of our party with an egg and tree nut allergy. She offered to show us another [...]

Shuhei Restaurant

2019-07-09T13:39:06+00:002019|Tags: , , |

Our family recently enjoyed a birthday celebration in a separate dining area at Shuhei Restaurant in Beachwood. They were very accommodating to our nut, milk and egg allergies.  When making the reservation, our needs were clearly stated.  Upon arrival, we spoke to the chef, manager and our waitress. They allowed us to bring in our own birthday [...]

The Lodge at Geneva

2019-06-14T12:26:06+00:002019|

My family and I are going to The Lodge at Geneva for a wedding.  The chef made himself available to me via phone and as we discussed the allergies he let me know that there were separate prep areas and equipment to handle such situations.  They have in the past prepared food for numerous allergies and would [...]

Idlewild & Soak Zone in Ligonier PA

2019-07-09T13:38:48+00:002019|

Idlewild & Soak Zone offers a detailed ingredient guide each season if you request one. It seems pretty thorough and the Food Manager was happy to answer my questions. We are excited to go next summer!

Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream, University Heights

2019-07-09T13:38:28+00:002019|Tags: , |

We have had an amazing experience at Ben and Jerrys in university heights. Our children have nut and peanut allergies. Whenever we go, the scooper opens a fresh box of ice cream for us and uses a fresh utensil. We couldn’t be happier. Some other local places don’t make this kind of effort for ice [...]

Dairy Queen, Lyndhurst

2019-07-09T13:38:16+00:002019|Tags: , |

Dairy Queen has been great for our nut and peanut allergies. We always mention the allergies, and they take care not to put our order near the nuts. The machine only has chocolate and vanilla flavors. FYI, they make and package their own ice cream bars and cakes there, so the employee there said that [...]

Maggiano’s at Beachwood Place

2019-07-09T13:38:00+00:002019|Tags: , , , , |

We eat at Maggiano’s all the time and they are great! The chef comes to the table to discuss the food options and takes the order of the individual(s) with the allergies. They are very accommodating and friendly. They always make my son very special and we enjoy eating there. We have had similar experiences [...]